Cheesy Meatballs baked in Tomato Sauce

Delicious dinner recipe for Baked Cheesy Meatballs served with spaghetti.


  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin tomato puree
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tbsn dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped and sauteed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2tsp ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan / Pecorino
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 500g cooked spaghetti


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  • Combine all the sauce ingredients and pour into a deep roasting dish/casserole dish.
  • For the meatballs, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Form medium sized meatballs and place into the roasting dish.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle over the cheddar cheese and bake for another 10 minutes until the meatballs are firm but still juicy and the cheese is melted and golden.
  • Serve the meatballs on top of the spaghetti and spoon over some of the tomato sauce. Add another sprinkling of cheese if desired.
  • Recipe from Simply Delicious food blog.